On May 8, don’t come home empty handed. That’s Mother’s Day. And that’s the best reason in the world to buy special fishing gifts for the angling moms in your life. (Ok, maybe select some proper flowers too.) Here are nine items any female fisherman would appreciate.
G. Loomis has expanded its IMX-Pro Blue series with seven new models. Courtesy G. Loomis
G. Loomis IMX-Pro Blue
G. Loomis has expanded its IMX-Pro Blue rod series with one new casting rod and six new spinning rods geared toward southeast coastal fishing. “They are do-it-all rods that are sensitive enough to throw a light bait like a live crab with accuracy, but also sturdy enough to pitch a 10-inch mullet to a seawall, and then stop a big snook that’s charging for a dock piling,” says G. Loomis pro Capt. Mike Holliday of Stuart, Florida. The new medium-power, fast-action casting model measures 7 feet 9 inches; the spinners range from 7 to 8 feet in length with medium to medium-heavy power. All of these one-piece rods feature a multi-taper design, Fuji K-frame guide train, premium cork handles, and Fuji reel seats. They cost $390 to $435.
Huk Women’s Rogue Wave
Huk’s Rogue Wave ankle deck boots now come in women’s whole sizes 5-11 and in solid white or the Running Lakes overcast gray pattern (pictured). The boots feature a rubber and neoprene upper, a Grip-X outsole traction pattern, an 8 mm molded EVA footbed, and reinforced webbing pull straps. Weighing 38 ounces per pair, Rogue Waves cost $90 to $100.
ACR Bivy Stick
ACR’s Bivy Stick turns your cellphone into a satellite communication device with global coverage via the Iridium satellite network. Features include two-way text messaging, emergency SOS, location sharing, one-touch check-in, and detailed weather reports. The Bivy Stick also provides users with a dedicated phone number and email so that others can reach you rather than you having to initiate contact. Pair the Stick with its accompanying app to chart all your adventures. The unit weighs 3.5 ounces, measures 4.3 inches long and 1.75 inches wide, and costs $199.95 (monthly subscription required).
Costa WaterWoman 2
Costa debuted a sequel in 2020 to its original award-winning WaterWoman sunglasses. The WaterWoman 2s feature a larger fit made for a variety of face shapes and sizes. The glasses come with angled temples, CAM-action hinges and color-contrasting Hydrolite accents. Pair the frames, which come in four colors, with glass or polycarbonate, polarized 580 lenses. WaterWoman 2s range in price from $189 to $269.
Penn Battle III
The third iteration of the popular Penn Battle spinning reels—Penn Battle III— marries CNC gear technology with HT-100 carbon-fiber drags and a full metal body. The reels come in sizes 1000 to 10000 to tackle any size fish. Depending on the model, gear ratios range from 4.2-to-1 to 7-to-1, and braided line capacities range from 160 yards of 6-pound to 490 yards of 80-pound. Available in red-and-black or gold-and-black, the reels cost $119.95 to $169.95.
Bubba’s 8-inch Chef’s Knife makes a great all-around kitchen tool. Courtesy Bubba
Bubba 8-inch Chef’s Knife
For an all-around kitchen tool, a chef’s knife is ideal for slicing, dicing and chopping. This 8-inch Bubba blade is made from German stainless steel, optimized for hardness. It features a red, wood-grain G10—fiberglass-based epoxy resin laminate—handle that measures 4 ½ inches long. The chef’s knife costs $104.99.
Yeti Hopper Flip 8
Whether packing refreshments for a day of kayakfishing or just heading to the beach, the Yeti Hopper Flip 8 is super portable and holds up to eight drink cans with ice. The square-shaped Flip is made from a high-density fabric resistant to punctures and UV rays and treated to discourage mildew. The waterproof and leakproof zipper keeps the contents cool while creating a wide-mouth opening for easy access. Flip also comes with Coldcell insulation, made from closed-cell rubber foam. Available in charcoal or navy, Flip 8 costs $200. Need to carry a bigger load, opt up to the Flip 12 or 18.
Columbia Skiff Guide Knit Long-Sleeve Shirt
This Performance Fishing Gear women’s shirt features Columbia’s Omni-Shield and Omni-Shade technologies for stain repellency and sun protection. The UPF40 shirt is made with recycled polyester; it comes with thumb holes and mesh venting. Available in sizes XS through 2XL, and in four colors–Gulf Stream, red hibiscus, white, cirrus gray—Skiff Guides shirts cost $50.
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Smith’s Regal River Fishing Pliers with Sharpener
Machined from 6061 aluminum and featuring stainless-steel jaws, Smith’s new fishing pliers come with five key features. The split-shot crimper helps anglers add weight to their leaders; the side-cutter snips braided line; a diamond hook-sharpening groove hones points; a stainless-steel split ring opener aids hook or lure changes, and a fixed-angle knife sharpener keeps fillet blades ready. The 8.2-inch long pliers weigh .55 lb. They come with a sheath and coiled tether and cost $72.99.